SC Verdict Vote-For-Bribery: No immunity for MPs and MLAs, overrules Narasimha Rao verdict| Oneindia

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SC Verdict Vote-For-Bribery: No immunity for MPs and MLAs, overrules Narasimha Rao verdict| Oneindia

In a landmark decision, a seven-judge bench of the Supreme Court ruled that lawmakers, comprising both Members of Parliament (MPs) and Members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs), can be prosecuted under the Prevention of Corruption Act if they accept monetary gains in exchange for their votes or speeches in Parliament or state assemblies.

This ruling overturns the previous 1998 judgement of the apex court in the PV Narasimha Rao case.

An MP/MLA can't claim immunity from prosecution on a charge of bribery in connection with the vote or speech in the legislative houseโ€(DISPLAY ON SCREEN) ruled the seven-judge bench.

#SupremeCourt #Verdict #Bribery #MPs #MLAs #NarasimhaRao #Immunity #Corruption #Legal #Judgment #India #Lawmakers #PreventionOfCorruptionAct #Justice #LegalSystem #Parliament #Assembly #CriminalProsecution #PublicInterest #LegalPrecedent ~PR.152~ED.102~GR.123~HT.96~

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